This film is being screened as part of Wilma's Documentary Club. If you wish to attend the introduction and post-film discussion please book the 'Doc Club' ticket and arrive at 13:30.
Filmmaker Carol Morley sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in north London, in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.
A range of people that once knew Joyce help to piece together a portrait of the woman that became so forgotten. Interweaving interviews with imagined scenes from Joyce’s life, Dreams of a Life is an imaginative, powerful, multilayered quest, and is not only a portrait of Joyce but a portrait of London in the eighties - the City, music, and race.
'It is hard to recall a film that lodges in the memory quite like this. Unmissable' - Ashley Clark, Little White Lies